Minnesota District Export Council
Working with the US Commercial Service to promote exports through business counseling, education, and community outreach.
Temporary Entrance: Tools of the Trade
Goods used as "Tools of the Trade" that are carried or shipped into other countries may be granted exemption from payment of import duties and/or taxes. This is a general outline explaining some similarities among the different countries for temporary entrance of "tools of the trade."
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
The NAFTA requires Canada, Mexico, and the United States to grant duty-free temporary admission to certain classes of tools imported from another NAFTA country. Duty-free entry can not be conditioned on whether directly competitive or substitutable tools are available in the importing country. The tools do not have to originate in a NAFTA country.
Professional Equipment and Trade Show Displays
These goods must: